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, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
york today. will the hearing set the stage for the largest exchange of spy suspects between u.s. and russia since the end of the cold war? >>> that's the man who cut my hair. the 4-year-old girl found alive, more than a day after she was snatched from her front yard points the finger at a registered sex offender. >>> in a stunning twist, late last night, he turns a gun on himself as cops close in. >>> and the nominees are -- an early morning in hollywood as the nominations for the 62nd annual prime time emmy awards are handed out. we'll break down who's in and who's out "today," thursday, july 8, 2010. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith vieira live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> in for matt lauer i'm ann curry. echoes of the cold war as alleged russian spies are caught living in the united states. >> absolutely. there are reports that the u.s. and russ
. >>> missing in afghanistan, as the deadly war continues, two u.s. navy personnel go missing, and now there's word that the taliban may have taken one of them hostage. >>> and bear trapped, a bear gets stuck inside a car and manages to shift gears all because of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. it's not a joke. we'll have the exclusive story, "today" sunday july 25th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> even i'm jenna wolfe. this bear must be mortified, everyone is taking pictures of it. you have to read the story awe couple of times. >> the reason i said it wasn't a joke it seems like a setup for a joke. he ends up in the car but -- >> car door gets closed, knocks it into neutral, flying down the driveway. >> it gets funnier from there. we'll talk about that later on. >>> we'll talk about heat also, all been suffering, i say all the mid-atlantic, the east, northeast, many parts of the midwest and the suppressive heat. the midwest trying to recover from dangerous flooding, a dam in iow
. the pair visited a military dining hall and as u.s. forces prepare for withdrawal, mr. biden met with top iraqi officials. >> i really absolutely believe they're going to get a government and it's going to be a sustainable government. >> reporter: the bidens were also on hand when a group of foreign born u.s. troops were sworn in as american citizens. >> i hereby declare -- >> right now i'm a u.s. citizen, and i'm happy to be a u.s. citizen. >> reporter: but near the end of the visit, a scare. >> duck and cover. >> reporter: explosions were heard from somewhere nearby the u.s. embassy. nbc's andrea mitchell was there. >> reporter: iraqi police say five mortar rounds were fired near or at the embassy compound. but the vice president, officials say, was safe and no one was injured. >> reporter: and in afghanistan, a change in command. general david petraeus officially taking charge of allied forces after his predecessor general stanley mcchrystal resigned in the wake of controversy. general petraeus told troops the war is a test of wills with the taliban. >> and we are in this to win. that
finds the u.s. intelligence community has grown too big and unwieldy, but are we safer now than we were before 9/11? >>> and wedding of the year. with less than two weeks to go, hillary clinton talks to us about chelsea's big day and how the father of the bride, the former president -- >> you should assume if he makes it down the aisle in one piece it's a major accomplishment. >> the inside scoop today, it's a major accomplishment. >> the inside scoop today, monday, july 19, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith this morning. a lot of people were hoping this new cap would temporarily stop the flow of oil into the gulf, but overnight there are signs it may have created a new leak or seep elsewhere in the well. >> obviously of great concern to people. the government and bp seem to be at odds. bp wants to keep the cap closed at least for now. but in a sternly worded letter sent overnight the man in charge of the government's response is demanding a detailed plan for
>>> good morning. breaking news -- this morning the u.s. and russia carry out the largest exchange of spies since the cold war. after ten russians admit in court to being secret agents. today the attorney for anna chapman, the face of the scandal, speaks out in a live interview. >>> closing in -- new court records show police suspect kyron horman's stepmother involved in the disappearance as his parents speak out. >> reporter: do you think she is capable of hurting a child? >> if you would have asked me before this situation, my answer is no. based on what i know now, i don't know. >>> and goo goo for gaga, one of the biggest names in music with a slew of hits, countless fans, and just as many wild outfits. and her little monsters have descended on the plaza to catch the fphenomenon known as lady gaga for themselves today friday, june 9th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this crazy friday on the plaza. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm ann curry in for matt who is back on monday. we don't have a final count but our stagehands, our sec
. and we got a fresh look at it on a flight with the u.s. coast guard. on a coast guard flight from mobile, alabama, to thewater horizon site in the gulf of mexico. pilots began spotting oil miles off shore. the closer they got to the damaged well, the more oil they saw. >> i didn't see any until we were probably about 30 or 40 miles offshore. and then we started seeing some of the stuff, the emulsified below the water, and now the closer we get, the more surface oil that we see. >> reporter: even with the well capped now, millions of gallons of oil are still in the water, drifting with the winds and currents. in some areas, there are long streaks of oil. elsewhere, there are miles and miles of sheen. >> it's starting to turn brownish. >> reporter: every day these planes fly over the oil sleek, out in the gulf and close to shore, directing skimmer boats and alerting officials about where the oil is headed next. all along coastal alabama, some of that oil headed right for the beach, washing in with the tide. cleanup crews are using a variety of methods to try to stay ahead of it. the steady
in a ceremony to naturalize more than 100 troops that will become u.s. citizens today. more on that in just a bit. >>> meanwhile, on the other war front, a new man is in charge, general petraeus who assumed charge of the coalition forces today. he delivered a stern message saying, we are in this to win. we'll have a live report from kabul just ahead. >>> and back here at home, the story is the heat. from the southwest to the northeast, record temperatures in the 90s today, even pushing near 100. it's going to be a toasty day to cook out and watch the fireworks later. we'll tell you how hot it's going to get coming up. >>> first, let's begin with the 4th of july overseas. in iraq, that's where joe biden and his wife jill made a surprise holiday visit to the troops. nbc correspondent and dree yeah mitchell is traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he's celebrating the 4th with the troops here in baghdad, a great way to celebrate independence day and at a naturalize ceremony where 100 troops are backing u.s. citizens today. he will try to push them towards creat
, including u.s. citizens, while their immigration status was checked. arizona's governor, jan brewer, vowed to appeal and said the legal fight is far from over. >> obviously it's a little bump in the road, i believe. >> reporter: but legal scholars say given that the law has yet to be enforced, the state probably will not get quick legal results. >> the fact that the injunction preserves the status quo means that we won't see any immediate change. we won't see arizona at least having a strong argument that this has to be resolved overnight. >> reporter: for now, even though the law requiring checks for illegal immigrants is on hold, some arizona officials say police can still do those checks voluntarily. >> we arrest people every day for all types of violations. and if they're here illegally, we're going to take action. so really nothing has changed. >> reporter: the state's next stop is the federal court of appeals in san francisco, probably later today, and whoever loses there will almost certainly urge the u.s. supreme court to get involved. meredith? >> all right, pete williams, thank y
>>> good morning. alex ashore. the first hurricane of the atlantic season makes landfall near the u.s./mexico border, packing violent winds and torrential rains. and spawning at least two tornadoes in texas. and this morning, the threat of more severe weather is far from over. >>> why now? police in oregon say they will reopen the investigation into a woman's claims that former vice president al gore made unwanted sexual advances during a massage appointment in 2006. allegations he emphatically denies. so what sparked a new interest in the case? >>> and lawyered up. kyron horman's stepmother hires a prominent defense attorney as she falls under increased scrutiny in the 7-year-old's mysterious disappearance "today," thursday, july 1st, mysterious disappearance "today," thursday, july 1st, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. the texas coast may have avoided a direct hit by alex, but this morning forecasters are warning of the potential of a lot more tornadoes, dangerous floodin
reaching a crossroads. more u.s. troops are now set to leave iraq and general david petraeus is now in charge in afghanistan. he took charge over the weekend. so what will it take to achieve victory on both fronts? we'll go to afghanistan for a team report to get the answer this morning. >> okay. >>> plus, to stay cool today, you might want to head into a restaurant that has air conditioning but stay away from the hamburgers or be careful what you put into your mouth. the startling amount of fat and calories in popular brands including one with a staggering 123 grams of fat, nearly double what you should eat in a day. >> but it looks good. >> very good. but we're going to begin with the sweltering heat wave in new york and all along the east coast. a hop skip and away in south park for us, stephanie gosk. >> reporter: if you're going to run or bike in central park today, this is the time to do it. forecasters are predicting 100 degrees here. it hasn't hit 100 degrees in the park since 2001. i'm standing here, even though it's early morning, that prediction seems pretty accurate. it'
prosthetics, a u.s. company donating its own funds and supported by several charities. therapist anna says the kids will need to keep getting updated replacements. >> depends on how fast they grow. it's kind of like saying how fast -- how soon would they need a new pair of tennis shoes. >> reporter: she says other kids in the orphan age still tease her but she is one of the lucky ones. holding baby kevin, the director says that it cares for 121 kids now. no one knows how many orphans there are in haiti. >> trying to find like relatives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, anybody, to help these little kids. it's just been so traumatic for everybody that that's why orphanages keep springing up. >> reporter: for the families living in the more than 1,000 temporary camps, though they cling to their faith, futs tour is hardly brighter then for the orphans. this camp, built from the rubble of a settlement that was on the other side of the valley, is one of a handful cared for by the american red cross. the director of international operations, says the organization has spent 200 of the $468 million i
on this coming up. >> yikes. >>> also ahead, the 19-year-old alleged barefoot bandit is back on u.s. soil this morning after being deported from the bahamas. apparently he is not happy with the attention that his arrest is getting. the latest in a live report just ahead. >>> a little later in the show we'll talk about the growing dangers of counterfeit goods. $600 billion business. it's mott junot just purses and watches. they are trying to sell you phony prescriptions, even baby formula. could you be putting yourself in danger buying these products? >>> we want to begin on this wednesday morning with the oil leak in the gulf and bp's decision to now delay critical testing on that new ceiling cap. nbc's chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has the latest. anne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the decision to delay the test came after consulting with energy secretary chu and a team of scientific and engineering experts who are in hughouston a bp's command center looking at the analysis. and it all apparently stems from what's called a seismic survey
153 soldiers becoming u.s. citizens today on july 4th. they are here and it's the vice president's fourth visit since becoming vice president. his wife jill's first visit here. they are here to spend time with the troops and it's particularly meaningful to the bidens because their son served here in 2008 and 2009. the vice president also has tough diplomatic work to do, trying to push the iraqis towards creating a permanent government. they still only have a caretaker government four months after the election but he'ss optimistic that this can be done and officials traveling with the vice president said that they still plan to draw down to 50,000 troops by september and turn the combat mission over to iraqis by august 31st. >>> coalition troops are now under the command of general petraeus. petraeus formally took the reins delivering a stern message, we are in this to win. richard engel is in kabul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in that ceremony, general petraeus formally took control of all u.s. troops. he said that they are at a critical moment and there would be a t
government. >>> this morning, afghanistan's president hamid karzai pushed the u.s. and other nato allies to take stronger action against terror sanctuaries beyond afghanistan, especially in pakistan. meantime, vice president joe biden in interview that aired earlier on this broadcast answered critics who say that u.s. tax dollars used to build up afghanistan would be better spent at home. >> we're in afghanistan for one express purpose, al qaeda. the threat to the united states. al qaeda that exists in those mountains between afghanistan and pakistan. we are not there to nation build. >>> also on this broadcast earlier this morning, the mother of a young arizona woman whose family was involved in a painful case of mistaken identity. maria guerra was initially told that her daughter abby had been killed in a car crash. and that the daughter's friend, marlena cantu was in critical condition. it turned out her daughter abby was the one that survived. matt asked mrs. guerra if she had been in touch with the family -- with the cantu family since the mix-up. >> i spoke to mr. cantu, after my d
with more news from afghanistan where the united states is set to begin withdrawing troops next year. the u.s. is reaffirming its support for afghanistan in a conference. the chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is in kabul. >> reporter: hillary clinton acknowledged today there is growing international opposition to the war here. but she pledged the u.s. will stand by afghanistan even as u.s. troops begin to withdraw next july. with kabul locked down and under threat of attack more than 70 foreign ministers gathered for the largest meeting ever held here. even as criticism mounts over the war strategy and over rampant corruption in the karzai government. >> citizens of many nations represented here including my own wonder whether success is even possible. and, if so, whether we all have the commitment to achieve it. well, we will answer these questions with our actions. >> reporter: karzai's timetable to take over all security for his country in four years. >> the after gap national security forces will be responsible for all military and enforcement operations throughout our c
's is at the pentagon this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. u.s. military and pentagon officials have launched a massive effort to cull through thousands of documents to determine if they contain any serious secrets that could put national security or american soldiers at risk. the irony here, however, is that the u.s. government hasn't been able to access nearly most of those documents that wikileaks claims it has. >> reporter: the mountain of raw intelligence covers a six-year stretch at a time the u.s. war effort was failing and the taliban was on the rise. the secret documents were released by wikileaks and its founder. >> the real story of this material is that it's war. it's one damn thing after another. it is the continuous small events, the continuous deaths of children, insurgents, allied forces. >> reporter: the documents reveal that even as pakistan accepted billions in u.s. aid, pakistani intelligence officials allegedly conspired with taliban leaders to attack american forces in afghanistan. the documents single out former intelligence chief hamid guiel. >> i deny it
nearly nine years of war, more than 1,000 american casualties and billions of u.s. taxpayer dollars the taliban appear to be as strong as they have been. >> reporter: the pentagon has launched a full blown investigation to try to find the source of the leak. a senior pentagon official says a prime suspect is 22-year-old army private first class bradley manning. he's already suspected of leaking this gun camera video of a helicopter attack on civilians in baghdad to wikileaks. he's charged with downloading 150,000 secret cables. but pentagon officials tell nbc news that thousands of military d.o.d. civilians and even private contractors have the same kind of security clearance and access to secret files as manning. any one of them with a personal agenda or grudge could easily become wikileaks' next source. >> over half the american people are now against the afghan war. the number is bound to grow as a result of this gusher of leaks. >> reporter: if manning knows anything about these latest leaks, military officials say he isn't talking. as for those reports this morning that those d
and that is this al qaeda franchise that's in yes, ma'men. he was not ready to say that the u.s. would have to take more military action down there. they have been doing some co-op ra it ti cooperative attacks. that's not exactly the best comparison. >> not at all. chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> it is 7:10. now here's matt. >>> meredith, thank you. president obama is expected to sign a sweeping senate reform bill into law as early as next wednesday after the bill was approved by the senate on thursday. so what does that mean for folks on wall street and folks on main street? jim cramer is host of "mad money" on cnbc. >> good to see you. >> ben bernanke, the fed chair, said this of the financial reform bill, it represents, quote, a far reaching step toward preventing a replay of the recent financial crisis. is he right or is that giving this bill too much credit? >> he's right. this is a major change. and i think it's a change for the positive. we're probably not going to have as many institutions fail as did before. >> what's in the bill? what's the most significant change in the bill in your
shirley sherrod, a georgia-based official with the u.s. department of agriculture, and obama administration appointee, at an naacp dinner in march of this year describing her reluctance to help a white farmer who came for aid. >> i was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland, and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: the video became an overnight cable news sensation. >> miss sherrod must resign immediately. the federal government cannot have skin color deciding any assistance. >> how many more people like miss sherrod exist in the obama administration? >> reporter: the action against sherrod was quick and decisive. the naacp condemned her, calling her remarks shameful and intolerable. the usda asked her to resign. sherrod says she was driving monday afternoon when she got the call from an official in washington. >> she said they want you to pull over to the side of the road and submit your resignation. it was just unbelievable. it was just un
. it's the last stop on her five-day visit to eastern europe. she said today the u.s. is concerned about russia's construction of permanent military bases in two rebel regions of georgia, and she pleaded -- excuse me, pledged american support to georgia. vice president joe biden met with iraq's president today in baghdad. biden is urging rival iraqi politicians to end months of delays and select new leaders for their shaky democracy. on sunday he predicted a peaceful transition of power even as suicide bombers struck government centers in two major cities. four people were killed, 25 others injured. >>> general david petraeus is now formally in command of the u.s. and anywnato forces in afghanistan. petraeus took over sunday explaining the importance of showing the afghan people and the world that al qaeda would not be allowed to launch attacks on the u.s. or any other countries. >>> today pakistan's president called on political parties and religious leaders to help fight a wave of suicide bombers. this morning government forces killed three suicide bombers before they were able t
this morning on his plan for the war in afghanistan said the u.s. is determined to seek progress in the coming month. petraeus was confirmed unanimously by the senate on wednesday as the war's top commander. >>> nine people accused of spying for russia face bail hearings today in u.s. courtrooms. a tenth suspect was denied bail on wednesday. >>> last night the house approved the president's sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, intended to prevent another wall street meltdown. a senate vote is expected in a view weeks. >>> toyota says more than a quarter of a million cars sold worldwide, including lexus sedans, have potentially faulty engines that might cause the cars to stall. the company is said to be reconsidering or considering rather a recall. >>> and an unusual rescue this week after a fire broke out in a kitchen of a home in oregon. a man was in a nearby bathroom, and he saw thick smoke and he felt the heat and so he tried to escape by breaking through a wall to the next room. he got his body halfway through but then he got stuck inside the wall, so he called 911. rescuers got him
financial protections in history. the u.s. announced new u.s. sanctions against north korea today. announcing the sanctions in south korea, secretary of state hillary clinton says they're aimed at halting activities that helped fund north korea's nuclear weapons program. >>> retired coast guard admiral thad allen says the cap in the gulf is still holding. he describes it as very small drips and says the seepage is from another well. there are hopes the well can be permanently sealed within two weeks. those are some of the top stories at three minutes past the hour. back outside to matt. >>> keep our fingers crossed on that. time to get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >>> thank you very much, mr. lauer. we have some clue blue skies and the risk of severe weather stretching from new england all the way down into washington, d.c., as far west as cleveland, ohio, parts of indiana already seeing showers firing up down through west virginia and kentucky and rainfall amounts about a half to a quarter of an inch of rain. heavier rain offshore and then later today, also out west
a diplomatic standoff between the u.s. and cuba, elian gonzalez, now a teenager, is speaking out about the incident. rehema ellis has more now. >> reporter: now a handsome teenager, 16-year-old elian gonzalez made a rare public appearance this week. as cuba celebrated the tenth anniversary of his return home to the communist nation. elian spoke about his miami relatives who fiercely tried to keep him in america. >> translator: i don't hold a grudge. they just didn't act right. and thanks to the support of the majority of the american people and the cubans, i'm here today with my dad. i'm happy here. >> reporter: elian's father says with his son getting good grades in a military academy, he's certain cuba is where he belongs. in 1999 elian's story captivated the nation and the world. then 5 years old, he was rescued off the coast after his mother drowned in a desperate attempt to reach america. elian was taken in by miami relatives. almost immediately he became the focus of a bitter international custody dispute. his case became another battleground in a long running feud between cuba a
allegations are included in more than 90,000 u.s. intelligence documents wikileaks published over the weekend. >>> the deaths of 19 people at a crush in a northern festival. new amateur video shows a panicked crowd trying to get into the festival. 340 people were hurt in the resulting stampede. organizers say the love parade will never be held again out of respect for the victims. >>> a stunning medical mix-up in arizona put two families through a torturous ordeal. two friends were in a car accident. only one survived but their identities got mixed up. kristen welker spoke with the grieving father. >> i'm going to miss my daughter. you know, she's still with me. just a matter of -- it's going to be hard. >> reporter: frank and his partner are devastated, holding onto each other for support. >> reporter: frank cantu and his partner delores are devastated. for more than a week he thought his daughter survived a car crash only to find out she actually died. >> i was led to believe that was marlena. it wasn't. >> reporter: cantu, a college student, had taken a trip to disneyland in california wit
is threatening 150 homes. governor schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency. >>> the u.s. embassy confirms that two americans were among those killed when a jet liner crashed near pakistan's capital. it was raining heavily when the flight from karachi went down and burned. there were 152 people aboard. officials say there were no survivors. >>> the head of the website wikileaks that released secret documents on the afghanistan war said he has thousands of other records he did not post because it contained the names of u.s. service members overseas. the justice department is helping the pentagon with its investigation of the leak. >>> a federal judge could rule today on the legality of arizona's new immigration law which is supposed to take effect tomorrow. the controversial law requires police making routine stops to check a person's immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally. >>> an unusual way to celebrate a soccer goal in iceland. what else do they like to do in iceland? they like to fish. so the team reeled in a big one and, of course, posed for a picture
they contain the names of u.s. service members still serving overseas. >>> today marks 100 days since the oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in u.s. history. bp says the containment cap on the well is working and no new oil has leaked now in 12 days. >>> and a sad note about one of our recent guests here on the "today" show. wildfire photographer jim cole passed away this week. his agent said jim died in his sleep of natural causes. last month jim spoke with matt about his new book, surviving a grizzly attack and still loving the great bear. he was a great man and certainly going to be missed. his talents tremendous, especially in the world of natural photography. >>> it is now 7:05 pacific time. back over to matt, meredith and al. >> thanks very much. mr. roker. >> as we go back to california to go you what's going on in the forecast, 86 degrees, winds northwest 10 to 20 miles per hour and they are going to be gusty. >>> and here's what's happening around san francisco. we've got overcast skies and our temperatures today again runnin
% of the "sisters and slichl caught in the u.s. come from gulf waters contribute to go louisiana's $2.4 billion seafood industry. fishing bans have had a huge impact on restaurant menus and fish settlers around the nation. despite government testing and a state tracking system that identifies where the seafood is caught, some customers are altering their diets. >> usually i have oysters once a week and that's not going to happen. >> reporter: a fear per lon schaffer on working to calm. >> i'm not going to sell something i would not eat. if i won't eat it, i'm not going to sell it. i'll throw it away. >> reporter: now as for the argument between the government and the oil industry over the future of deep water drilling, one of the companies that owns a rig that's in the gulf says it's moving that rig out of the gulf all the way to egypt because of the uncertainty over the future of deep water drilling in the wake of the spill. lester? >> anne thompson, thank you. and now here's amy. >>> and now to the remarkable spy drama that played out all day on friday between russia and the united states. a
bandit sent back to a miami jail after making his initial appearance in u.s. federal court. as his mother faces accusations of her own tied to the case. >>> and real or not? a fourth alleged rant by mel gibson, and this time he's threatening to burn down his house. but this morning reports that gibson's camp will argue they have proof the recordings were edited. what does our expert think? we'll tell you "today," what does our expert think? we'll tell you "today," thursday, july 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. this morning bp is dealing with yet another setback. we don't know just how big it is. but another setback at the site of that devastating oil leak in the gulf of mexico. >> shorting after getting the green light to go ahead with tests on a new tighter fitting cap those tests had to be put off yet again because of an isolated leak in the equipment. we're going to get the latest on that in a live report. we're also going to talk about that startling allegation be
threat of attacks against other u.s. allies in the region. it took only seconds for a night of soccer and celebration to turn into one of blood and horror. >> there was had explosion and the next thing i knew i was on the ground with a whole bunch of rubble. >> reporter: attacks as soccer fans gathered in a sports bar and a rugby club in the final seconds of the world cup. now claiming responsibility for its first attack outside soma a somalia's borders al shabaab, a religion linked to caal qaeda tt has terrorized somalia and now threatens to target other african countries. all u.s. allies. if they do not pull their american-backed peacekeepers out of somalia. a spokesman warned we will target them everywhere if uganda does not withdraw from our land. the bombs killed one american, nate hezz, dedicated to save children from becoming child soldiers. >> totally selfless in everything he did. he was a solid example for all of us. >> reporter: he was 25 years old, attended the university of delaware. ugandans called him the strong one. >> it is my life. it's all i do. >> reporter: friend
's for sure. >> up next, the most unlikely candidate for u.s. senator we've ever come across. we're going to hear from him. >>> we are back at 7:43 with south carolina's surprising democratic candidate for u.s. senate. al vin greene won his primary without campaigning. nbc's ron mott is in south carolina with more on that. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, good morning to you. alvin greene literally came out of nowhere to win this nomination last month and he did so without making a single stump speech. over the weekend, though, he broke his silence at this school behind me and now says he's ready to tell the people of south carolina why he should be their next senator. he's running as the quintessential outsider. yet suddenly, if not remarkably, finds himself very much part of the "in" crowd. fielding calls from media outlets around the country, all trying to find out who in the world isal vin greene? an unemployed and unlikely 32-year-old who is now the democratic candidate for the u.s. senate in south carolina. >> i really want to just make sure that i get my message acr
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